Sherry Owens: Fabric of life • Art Museum of Southeast Texas • Friday, June 16, 2017

Sherry Owens: Fabric of life • Art Museum of Southeast Texas • Friday, June 16, 2017

The Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) is hosting two summer exhibitions — Sherry Owens: Fabric of Life and FRESH: Recent Acquisitions — through Sept. 10 in the main gallery.

Friday, June 16, AMSET will honor the artists and their works at an open reception from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Dallas artist Sherry Owens will give a tour and gallery discussion.

Owens is renowned for her sculptures made of crepe myrtle trees, simultaneously evoking both the natural and otherworldly elements of the tree in her sculptures and installations.

Her work has been shown throughout Texas and the southwest and internationally in Peru, Greece, Turkey and India. She recently had a show at Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum in San Antonio and has completed a large public art project for Love Field Airport in Dallas.

For this, her first solo exhibition, Owens traveled to AMSET and helped curatorial staff install her artwork in preparation for the show.

Complimentary hors d’oeuvres from Two Magnolias and drinks will be provided throughout the evening.

FRESH: Recent Acquisitions will feature works from AMSET’s growing permanent collection. Over the years, AMSET’s permanent collection has grown from 200 to over 1,200 objects, focusing on contemporary Texas artists and regional folk art.

This exhibition will include recent acquisitions, featuring artists such as Helen Altman, Michael Bise, Linnis Blanton, Lester Davis, James Drake, Orna Feinstein, Vernon Fisher, Roy Fridge, Billy Hassell, Clarice Holloway, Michael Kennaugh, Mark Messersmith, Richard Neidhardt, Joan Steinman and Frank X. Tolbert, among others.


AMSET is located at 500 Main St. in downtown Beaumont.